Ask Amy: These annoying men are ruining my favorite hangout

Dear Amy: I am a single woman in my mid-50s. I never married or had children, and I like it this way. I enjoy people but am a classic introvert who recuperates her energy by being alone. I enjoy going to museums and restaurants on my own. There is a restaurant/bar right down the street … Read more

Miss Manners: Was I wrong to play this prank on the newlyweds?

DEAR MISS MANNERS: While my best friend and her partner do not believe in traditional marriage, they were married at city hall following the birth of their child to ensure the associated legal protections and privileges. Related Articles Advice | Miss Manners: We told our friends the truth, and now they’ve cut us off Advice … Read more

With her soccer career on the line, Audrey Hartmann delivers ‘amazing ball’ to set up Naperville North’s win

Naperville North senior midfielder Audrey Hartmann was feeling tired. It was the 80th minute of the game, and the 80-degree temperature had taken its toll. But with the Huskies’ season on the brink and her soccer career in danger of ending, Hartmann knew she had to do something after intercepting a clearing attempt in the … Read more

NCS playoffs: College Park holds off Castro Valley’s comeback bid, Liberty softball upsets Vintage

Baseball Division I No. 1 Granada 11, No. 9 James Logan 1 (five innings) The Matadors beat James Logan by mercy rule in the fifth inning to advance to the NCS Division I semifinals where they will play Acalanes in the semifinals.  Nathan Canilao was in Livermore and has the full story here. No. 3 … Read more

‘Fully involved’ dumpster fire reported on construction site of The Clove, $150M redevelopment in Buffalo Grove

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze that broke out Friday afternoon on The Clove construction site in the northwest suburb. The Clove is a sprawling $150 million redevelopment being built that is planned to include 297 luxury residences, retail and dining establishments, and park space. According to a village … Read more

Former OpenAI leader says safety has ‘taken a backseat to shiny products’ at the company

A former OpenAI leader who resigned from the company earlier this week said Friday that safety has “taken a backseat to shiny products” at the influential artificial intelligence company. Jan Leike, who ran OpenAI’s “Superalignment” team alongside a company co-founder who also resigned this week, wrote in a series of posts on the social media … Read more